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's square for pope benedict's final public audience this morning before the resignation becomes official tomorrow. we are covering it all from rome for you. >> good morning. it was absolutely a historic day in rome. 600 years since the last pope decided to say goodbye and that is what pope benedict did telling 100,000 people that the church had joy and light but he also admitted it has had difficult times. >> the final audience and farewell to the faithful, pope benedict xvi last public speech. never he has had such a big crowd. >> the church has had joy and light, he says. it also has had difficult moments. the crowd arrived from all over the world. three students from santa barbara were there. >> such a monumental time. no pope has resigned the way he has done. it is something we have to see. >> tomorrow, pope benedict will retire to rare and meditation, and this will be captured live by 26 vatican cameras. the spectators are full of devotion but pope poe leaves behind a catholic church concerned by corruption and scandal and cronyism. the final meetings were with the cardinal would wr
the gunman worked at the plant. >>> human crowd at the vatican today to witness pope benedict xvi's final hours as head of the catholic church. it's a big couple of days. vinita nair joins us live from the vatican with more on the pope's sendoff and his retirement. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, it's a beautiful day here in rome. keep in mind, we're a lot of hours ahead for this general audience that wrapped up about three hours ago from where we are now but it was an unusual one in the sense that the pope traditionally takes this time to talk to tourists and followers about the catholic religion. but today he made it very personal aware that this was his last public audience. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: pope benedict rode through st. peter's square in his trademark popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep the faithful in his prayers and has
for that company. >>> tens of thousands of people are at the vatican right now for pope benedict xvi's final hours as the head of the catholic church. this is a live look at the scene in vatican city. the 85-year-old delivered his last message to followers after serving nearly 8 years as pope. vinita nair has more on the sendoff and the process to replace him. >> reporter: pope benedict rode through st. peter's square in his trademark popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep faithful in his prayers and has great trust in the future of the church. tomorrow he will become the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. this group of pilgrims took a bus from germany to rome. vatican officials say even in his retirement pope benedict will be known as emeritus pope son when a new pontiff is elected there will be two popes living just yards away from each other in vatican c
department. >>> the other big story this morning pope benedict xvi spoke to thousands this morning as he made his final public appearance in st. peter's square as the pope. vinita nair joins us now live from the vatican with more on this sendoff to retirement. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're a full nine hours later near rome so sort of good afternoon here. but it was a very exciting day here in rome. about 150,000 people packed into st. peter's square and it was an emotional farewell to the pope. pope benedict rode through the popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep the faithful in his prayers and has great trust in the future of the church. tomorrow he will become the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. this group of pilgrims from the pope's home country of germany took an overnight bus to rome. he says, it's a historic event naturally we want to b
. peter's square where tens of thousands said good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >>> plus the warriors literally throw down in indiana. we'll break it down for you and bring you the blow by blow coming up. >>> according to multiple sources, the deal for alex smith is done. we'll let you know where the qb is headed and what the niners will get in return. >>> new development to tell you about in the oscar pistorius premeditated murder case. officials say the substance found in the olympians bedroom was not testosterone. representatives for pistorius say it's been identified as an herbal remedy used, quote, in aid of muscle recovery. during pistorius' bail hearing, south african said they found needles and testosterone this his bedroom. after the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. pistorius was released on bond friday. his next court date is scheduled coming up in june. >>> new this morning, pope benedict xvi thanked his followers for their prayers at his last public appearance before stepping down tomorrow. the crowd estimated at more than 150,000 strong. maryann ah
was arrested. >> at vatican city huge crowds are leaving st. support's square after the pope benedict completed the final public appearance, a live look at the seen and the crowd is still there, some 50,000 tickets were requested for his final class but it is estimated the crowd could be as large as 200,000 packing into streets and buildings. it was a triumphant farewell for the pope would made rounds through the square in the popemobile as the crowds cheered carrying banners thanking the propose. the appointment he has kept to teach the world about the catholic faith. he will step down tomorrow as the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the farewell to pope benedict coming up at 5:00 a.m. we will take you live to rome and we will update you on any developments dug owe newscast and on twitter. >> it could be testy at the apple shareholders annual meeting this morning with share prices falling sharply from the more than 700 a fair it commanded last fall. will c.e.o. may have to address a legal battle for apple to distribute more of the
people. pope benedict xvi, the first pope they've known and the old who know how his story is. gathering to hear the last testament. and looking on the cardinal, one of these men could soon be pope, the first from pope benedict, a prayer. a final message to his follower followers. >> ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope i impart my blessing. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: this frail man choosing a quieter life. so very different from his predecessor john paul who stayed until the very end. anthony from pennsylvania witnessed both pope's last sermons. >> they're courage in different ways. in opposite ways but the same degree of courage. >> reporter: the pope summoning the strength to say good-bye, giving up one of the most powerful roles on earth. meeting publicly with the faithful one last time. >> savannah as the pope got up to leave. there was a wave of emotion. people calling out to him, waving good-bye. many people held up banners saying thank you in return. pope benedict told the faithful i have never felt this way. >> thank you. greg burke is the senior communi
. today, though, the day for pope benedict. >> that's right. his moment to say good-bye, really. this was the last time we will see him in the flesh, here at the vatican. tomorrow, we'll see him on television. but most of it will take place behind the vatican walls. 50,000 tickets for this event, standing room only crowd. and for a pope who is famously reserved, it counts as an emotional farewell. they came today by the thousands to say good-bye. pope benedict gave them an up-close look, moving through the crowds in the popemobile. he even stopped to kiss a baby. the first pope since the middle ages to step down, smiling today, as he took it all in one last time. the crowd got to their feet and gave him a long standing ovation. today, he looked thin and frail as he addressed the faithful, referring back to the day eight years ago when he first appeared on that balcony. in that moment, he said, i felt like st. peter with the apostles in the boat on lake galilee. referring to that iconic gospel scene right over the entrance of st. peter's basilica. benedict noted that, at times, t
is legitimate. >>> 150,000 people gave pope benedict xvi an emotional sendoff early this morning. [ cheers and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather clos
. >>> to the vatican now, where it is friday morning, and pope benedict xvi is preparing to say farewell to a -- excuse me, where it is wednesday morning. here is a live look. the pontiff will ride in his pope-mobile through the crowds in st. peters square before addrsing the crowd. this will be his last public speech before his resignation becomes official on thursday. >>> $6 million for a grand opening bay bridge party. we'll see if it happens tomorrow. live pictures now of the bridge -- at least the approach to the bridge. the bay bridge toll authority will vote tomorrow on whether to use $5.6 million in toll money to pay for public safety and public access during the planned celebration of the new eastern span. that new span will open on labor day weekend. private funding still needs to be raised to bring a spectacular fireworks show to the bay bridge for its grand opening. >> if they take that action, then i think that labor day weekend we'll at least have a walk across the bridge. it will have a run and a bike ride. the fireworks display and other features are always going to be subject to the ab
. >>> pope benedict appeared in public for the last time before stepping down tomorrow. this is new video as he addressed thousands of people. he road in the pope mobile around st. peters square. he waved to the crowd. kissed the fore heads of several babies. without going into detail he recalled moments of light and joy. and also pain and difficulty. he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down. >>> your time is 5:37. people in missouri are trying to recover this morning after a heavy winter storm just covered the state. in kansas the roads were so bad the snowplows couldn't even handle it. this one just fell over in a ditch. it's the weak winter storm to pound this region in less than a week. an official state of emergency was declared in kansas after ten inches of fresh snow fell yesterday. >>> some san francisco students will be able to ride muni for free. it's part of a 16 month test to see if it has any effect on the transit agent service. students must still have a clipper card and enforcement officers will hand out fear evasion tickets to those who do not have that
. benedict thanked his cardinals, colleagues and ordinary faithful for the support of respecting his decision to become the first open six of the year to resign. tens of thousands of people jammed the area to bid minute farewell. >> a new study finds that the number of young women being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer is on the rise. it is a trend not seen in older women. although the number of cases is still small, researchers find that more young women ages 25 best 39 are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. the study covered cases over three decades. officials say more research needs to be done. doctors say early detection is key so is best for young women to a monthly self breast exam and get checked out right away if they find a lump. >> a new study that shows the majority of voters are opposed to renaming san francisco international airport after gay rights activist harvey milk. 61 percent of likely voters oppose the idea according to a poll conducted by, the chamber of commerce. harvey milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in california. the
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